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The Cardiovascular System - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128041642, 9780128041673

The Cardiovascular System, Volume 36B

1st Edition

Development, Plasticity and Physiological Responses

Editors: A. Kurt Gamperl Todd E. Gillis Anthony P. Farrell Colin Brauner
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128041642
eBook ISBN: 9780128041673
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st November 2017
Page Count: 512
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Table of Contents

  1. The O2 and CO2 Transport System in Teleosts and the Specialized Mechanisms That Enhance Hb–O2 Unloading to Tissues
      Till S. Harter and Colin J. Brauner
    2. Cardiovascular Development in Embryonic and Larval Fishes
      Warren Burggren, Benjamin Dubansky, and Naim M. Bautista
    3. Cardiac Preconditioning, Remodeling, and Regeneration
      Todd E. Gillis and Elizabeth F. Johnston
    4. Temperature and the Cardiovascular System
      Erika J. Eliason and Katja Anttila
    5. Cardiovascular Responses to Limiting Oxygen Levels
      Jonathan A.W. Stecyk
    6. Environmental Pollution and the Fish Heart
      John P. Incardona and Nathaniel L. Scholz
    7. Cardiovascular Effects of Disease: Parasites and Pathogens
      Mark D. Powell and Muhammad N. Yousaf

Description

The Cardiovascular System: Phenotypic and Physiological Responses, Volume 37, part of a two-volume set, provides comprehensive coverage of the current state of knowledge in this very active and growing field of research, also highlighting the tremendous diversity in cardiovascular morphology and function among the various fish taxa and the anatomical and physiological plasticity shown by this system when faced with various abiotic and biotic challenges. Specific chapters in this updated book include Research Technologies/Methodology for Studying Fish Cardiovascular Function, Cardiovascular Development in Embryonic and Larval Fishes, Cardiovascular Responses to Limiting Oxygen Levels, and Temperature and the Cardiovascular System.

The book's chapters integrate molecular and cellular data with the growing body of knowledge on heart and in vivo cardiovascular function, and as a result, provide insights into some of the most interesting, and important, questions that still need to be answered in this field.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of cardiovascular structure and function in fish
  • Provides a valuable resource for researchers in fish physiology and audiences within the fields of comparative morphology and histology, aquaculture and ecophysiology
  • Highlights the tremendous diversity in cardiovascular morphology and function among the various fish taxa

Readership

Undergraduate students, graduate students and seasoned researchers in fish physiology


Details

No. of pages:
512
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2017
Published:
21st November 2017
Imprint:
Academic Press
Hardcover ISBN:
9780128041642
eBook ISBN:
9780128041673

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About the Editors

A. Kurt Gamperl

Dr. A. Kurt Gamperl is a comparative physiologist whose main research interest is to understand how environmental and physiological variables interact to affect fish biology. Central to this research are the role that blood oxygen transport, cardiac function, stress and humoral and/or biochemical factors play in mediating fish "performance" under varied environmental conditions.

Affiliations and Expertise

Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada

Todd E. Gillis

Dr. Todd Gillis studied marine biology at the University of Guelph where he became fascinated by the biochemical and physiological adaptations that allow animals to live under extreme environments. He completed an MSc at Guelph looking at temperature adaptation in gill mitochondrial membranes from Arctic and temperate marine bivalves. His PhD, at Simon Fraser University, focused upon the mechanisms that enable cardiac function in trout at their comparatively low physiological temperature. This work specifically focused on the structure-function relationships of a protein called troponin C that enable it to work at low temperatures. As a NSERC Post-Doctoral Fellow in the lab of Dr. Mike Regnier in the Department of Bioengineering at the University of Washington, he worked on a variety of projects looking at the thin filament regulatory proteins and their role in controlling cardiac contractility. At the moment, his research program is focused upon the vertebrate heart and the mechanisms that regulate its function. The underlying theme of this work is the evolution of protein structure and function and the role this plays in determining the physiological scope of organisms.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor, University of Guelph, Canada

Anthony P. Farrell

Anthony P. Farrell

Dr. Tony Farrell is a professor in the Department of Zoology & Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. Tony’s research had provided an understanding of fish cardiorespiratory systems and has applied this knowledge to salmon migratory passage, fish stress handling and their recovery, sustainable aquaculture and aquatic toxicology. He has over 470 research publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and an h-factor of 92. He has co-edited of 30 volumes of the Fish Physiology series, as well as an award-winning Encyclopedia of Fish Physiology. As part of his application of physiology to aquaculture, he has studied the sub-lethal impacts of sea lice and piscine orthoreovirus on the physiology of juvenile salmon. He has received multiple awards, including the Fry Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Canadian Society of Zoologists, the Beverton Medal, which is the highest honour to a scientist from the Fisheries Society of the British Isles, the Medal of Excellence, which is the highest honour of the American Fisheries Society and the Murray A. Newman Awards both for Research and for Conservation from the Vancouver Marine Sciences Centre. He is a former President of the Society of Experimental Biologists and a former Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Fish Biology. He served as a member of the Minister’s Aquaculture Advisory Committee on Finfish Aquaculture for British Columbia and was a member of the Federal Independent Expert Panel on Aquaculture Science.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Department of Zoology and Faculty of Land and Food Systems, University of British Columbia and Fellow, Royal Society of Canada

Colin Brauner

Colin Brauner

Colin Brauner was educated in Canada at the University of British Columbia (Ph D), followed by a Post-doctoral fellowship at Aarhus University and the University of Southern Denmark, and was a Research Associate at McMaster University. He is a Professor of Zoology, UBC and Director of the UBC Aquatics Facility. He has been a Co-Editor of the Fish Physiology series since 2006. His research investigates environmental adaptations (both mechanistic and evolutionary) in relation to gas-exchange, acid-base balance and ion regulation in fish, integrating responses from the molecular, cellular and organismal level. The ultimate goal is to understand how evolutionary pressures have shaped physiological systems among vertebrates and to determine the degree to which physiological systems can adapt/acclimate to natural and anthropogenic environmental changes. This information is crucial for basic biology and understanding the diversity of biological systems, but much of his research conducted to date can also be applied to issues of aquaculture, toxicology and water quality criteria development, as well as fisheries management. His achievements have been recognized by the Society for Experimental Biology, UK (President’s medal) and the Canadian Conference for Fisheries Research (J.C. Stevenson Memorial Lecturer) and the Vancouver Marine Sciences Centre (Murray A. Newman Award for Aquatic Research). He is a former President of the Canadian Society of Zoologists.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Zoology, UBC and Director of the UBC Aquatics Facility